Greek Geometric Boeotian large bronze shield fibulaG13
A very large and unusual bronze fibula in the form of an oval shield decorated with a series of five raised ridges.
Greek, Geometric Period, probably Boeotia, 9th or 8th Century BC
21 x 10.7 cms
Repaired with some professional restoration to the coil and shield
Ex. private collection, Brussels, Belgium; collection formed in the mid to late 20th Century.
For similar linear decoration (typical of Boeotia) on a smaller fibula, please compare the following example in the British Museum: